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A Tribute to Chuck Finney


We have sad news in the KALW family.  On Saturday night, Chuck Finney, host of Your Legal Rights for more than 30 years, passed away after a brief stay in the hospital, at age 77.

Our thoughts go out to Chuck’s family, and to the many friends and colleagues who will feel his loss.

To the end, Chuck was dedicated to public service and the listeners of KALW.  Join us as we pay tribute to him in a special edition of Your Legal Rights, sharing stories and appreciations of Chuck’s life, work, and spirit.

Wednesday, February 28th at 7pm.

Matt Martin was KALW’s general manager from 2006 through 2018. Under his leadership, KALW grew into one of the most productive and innovative stations in public radio. Programs launched at KALW during Matt’s tenure as GM include the award-winning local newsmagazine Crosscurrents, the design podcast 99% Invisible, and the Spanish-language narrative journalism program Radio Ambulante. He helped create the station’s Audio Academy, a year-long program aimed at developing new talents in public radio, and led the first broad-based strategic planning process in the station’s history.